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Recreational Audiology
Garry Gordon

An Urgent Word of Caution Regarding Use of Earphones for Hearing Protection While Shooting

BY GARRY G. GORDON, M.S. AUDIOLOGIST/ INSTRUCTOR www.earinc.com According to U.S. News and World Report, statistics from the National Heart Interview Survey show that from 1971 to 1990 hearing problems among young people ages 45 to 65 increased 26 percent, and among those ages 18-44 hearing deficiencies grew by 17 percent. Another study conducted in Alameda County, California over a period of three decades indicated hearing loss for men between the ages of 50 – 59 leapt by more than

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Garry Gordon

New Hearing Protection Options for Workers with Hearing Loss

In today’s global environment, the ramifications of excessive noise exposure could not be more apparent.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unaddressed hearing loss is the third most common health disability—ahead of diabetes, vision loss or cancer. The two primary factors causing hearing loss are excessive noise exposure and aging-related presbycusis.1 Traditionally, reaching 65 years of age meant a person had become an “old timer,” ready for retirement. Due to better healthcare and knowledge of successful medical treatments, the

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